A fire that killed a 41-year-old Lincolnton woman early Tuesday morning is believed to have started from the kitchen stove, according to the Lincoln County Fire Marshal.
The fire broke out around 3:45 a.m. at a house located along Park Circle.
Firefighters tell FOX 46 Charlotte the fire quickly traveled through the home. They attempted to make entry into the house but the fire was too involved for anyone to enter without special equipment.
Firefighters with special equipment were eventually able to enter the house and pull out a woman, identified as Bonnie Michelle Smith, 41, who was already deceased.